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{{Infobox_Software |
 
  name = libewf |
 
  maintainer = [[Joachim Metz]], [[David Loveall]] |
 
  os = [[Linux]], [[FreeBSD]], [[NetBSD]], [[OpenBSD]], [[Mac OS X]], [[Windows]] |
 
  genre = {{Disk imaging}} |
 
  license = {{LGPL}} |
 
  website = [http://libewf.sourceforge.net libewf.sourceforge.net] |
 
}}
 
  
The '''libewf''' package contains [[Linux]] based library and applications to read and write EnCase E0* and SMART s0* storage media bitstream copies.
 
 
It has been ported to other platforms like [[FreeBSD]], [[NetBSD]], [[OpenBSD]], [[Mac OS X]], and [[Windows]] as well.
 
 
== History ==
 
 
Libewf was created by [[Joachim Metz]] in 2006, while working for [http://en.hoffmannbv.nl/ Hoffmann Investigations].
 
 
Libewf is a rewrite of earlier work on the EnCase 4 file format by [[Michael Cohen]] part of [[PyFlag]] and the [http://www.asrdata.com/SMART/whitepaper.html Expert Witness Compression Format Specification] by [[Andrew Rosen]]. It has been updated to read and write EnCase version 1 to 6 E01 files and SMART s01 files (EWF files). Libewf has initiated an Extended EWF (EWF-X) specifications to bypass limitations on the format imposed by EnCase.
 
 
Currently libewf partially supports the EnCase L01 format but this functionality has been disabled.
 
 
In 2007 [[David Loveall]] contributed mount_ewf.py to the libewf project. This application allows a [[fuse]] based mount of the storage media data in the EWF files to be mounted.
 
 
== Tools ==
 
The '''libewf''' package contains the following tools:
 
* '''ewfacquire''' and '''ewfacquire''', which writes storage media data from a device handle EWF files.
 
* '''ewfexport''', which exports storage media data in a set of E01 or s01 files to raw (dd) format or a specific version of EWF files.
 
* '''ewfinfo''', which shows the metadata in EWF files.
 
* '''ewfverify''', which verifies the storage media data in EWF files.
 
* '''mount_ewf.py''', which allows the storage media data in a EWF files to be mounted.
 
 
[[Dennis Schreiber]] created a menu based interface for ewfacquirestream called pyEWF. However this seems currently not to be maintained.
 
 
== Examples ==
 
 
Imaging a device on a Unix-based system:
 
<pre>
 
ewfacquire /dev/sda
 
</pre>
 
 
Imaging a device on a Windows system:
 
<pre>
 
ewfacquire \\.\PhysicalDrive0
 
</pre>
 
 
Converting a split RAW into an EWF image
 
<pre>
 
ewfacquire split.raw.???
 
</pre>
 
 
or
 
 
<pre>
 
cat split.raw.??? | ewfacquirestream
 
</pre>
 
 
Converting an EWF into another EWF format or a (split) RAW image
 
<pre>
 
ewfexport image.E01
 
</pre>
 
 
== External Links ==
 
 
* [http://libewf.sourceforge.net libewf project site]
 
* [https://www.uitwisselplatform.nl/projects/libewf/ old libewf project site]
 

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